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Give Your Views on Transportation

Citizens can give comments on local projects to be funded if regional transit tax passes

Give Your Views on Transportation

From Patch Reports

Buckhead residents can give their input on which local projects they would like to see funded under the 1-cent regional transportation tax, if the proposal is approved by voters in July.

The city of Atlanra's session for the northeast quadrant, one of four forums across the city, will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at MARTA Headquarters, 2424 Piedmont Road. Presentations will be made at 6 and 7 p.m.

Voters within the 10-county metropolitan area will decide on July 31 whether to fund regional and local transportation projects. A total of 15 percent of the proceeds will be allocated directly to counties and cities.

Atlanrta is expected to receive a little over $9 million per year for 10 years, or about $94 million to spend on local projects. The Mayor's Office, Department of Planning and Community Development and Department of Public Works, in coordination with the Atlanta City Council, are working to develop a rolling five-year list of projects to be funded by the 15 percent local allocation, if the referendum passes.

Ther information session will be held to get public input on what types of local projects should be funded. A brief overview of the referendum process and the 85 percent regional list will be included. See the attached PDF for information about the other forums across the city.

Those unable to attend can email comments to tiacomments@atlantaga.gov or call 404-330-6145 by March 15.

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